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Tytianna Davis Physiology of Stress 09/09/18 The ANS, “autonomic nervous system”, regulates visceral activities and vital organs. It got its name because this system can function without conscious thought or voluntary control, automatically. Research concluded that a stressful encounter is memorized, as to avoid it of it happens again. However, overtime repeated episodes of stress can decrease memory by weakening hippocampal brain cells. The ANS contains different branches to help the body prepare and manage stress. The Adrenal gland are the endocrine glands that are located on top of each kidney. It houses and releases several stress hormones The adrenal gland is known as the stress gland. The adrenal gland has the most impact on the stress response. It contains two parts and both parts have two different functions. The exterior of the adrenal gland is called the adrenal cortex. It
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